There will be many more 2012 Fantasy Football Rankings and features in the late spring and summer, including tons of 2012 Fantasy Football Mock Drafts, Player Rankings, Sleepers and Busts. I'll also have an extensive 2012 NFL Fantasy Football Preseason Stock Report.
April 2, 2012
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Quarterbacks
Tom Brady, QB, Patriots
With Brandon Lloyd on the roster, Tom Brady now has so many weapons to work with. Brady threw for 5,235 yards, 39 touchdowns and 12 interceptions last season, so it's scary to think that those numbers can improve now that he has a legitimate No. 1 receiver at his disposal.
Jay Cutler, QB, Bears
Jay Cutler gets an obvious stock up in the wake of the Brandon Marshall trade. The last time Cutler played with Marshall, he threw for 4,526 yards, 25 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in 2008. He's a QB1 again.
Josh Freeman, QB, Buccaneers
Josh Freeman had his own personal problems during the 2011 season, but he won't have to worry about his receivers not being able to get open anymore. Vincent Jackson is a big upgrade in the receiving corps.
Robert Griffin, QB, Redskins
I already had Robert Griffin in my 2012 Fantasy Football Top 100 Rankings, so I'm giving him a stock up because of all the receivers the Redskins acquired this offseason. Pierre Garcon isn't a legitimate No. 1 receiver, but his downfield ability will work well with Griffin's big arm. Griffin is definitely a fantasy QB1 in 2012 because of his ability to pick up rushing numbers.
Philip Rivers, QB, Chargers
Philip Rivers lost Vincent Jackson this offseason. That shouldn't be a huge deal because Rivers is so talented, but it'll be enough to knock him down several spots in my 2012 Fantasy Football Top 100 Rankings.
2012 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Tight Ends
Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots
The Patriots added several receivers this offseason, including Brandon Lloyd. Rob Gronkowski will still have a big season, but he'll see fewer targets, as Tom Brady loves to spread the ball around.
Aaron Hernandez, TE, Patriots
What I said for Rob Gronkowski applies: The Patriots added several receivers this offseason, including Brandon Lloyd. Aaron Hernandez will still have a big season, but he'll see fewer targets, as Tom Brady loves to spread the ball around.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Vikings
I expected Kyle Rudolph to take a big step forward in Year 2 because Visanthe Shiancoe was sure to sign elsewhere. He did, but Minnesota felt the need to pay tons of money to John Carlson for some strange reason. This limits Rudolph's upside, unfortunately.
Jacob Tamme, TE, Broncos
Jacob Tamme has proven that he can produce TE1-level numbers with Peyton Manning. It's telling that the Broncos opted to sign him over Dallas Clark.